A 'button breakthrough': How dance therapy helps teen with disability
Chelsea Gannon is dancing her way to her joy — jumping, spinning and gliding across the floor.
The pirouettes and pliés are helping her overcome a childhood diagnosis of a motor-skills disability. The 15-year-old has played major roles, such as a lead in “Nutcracker” at the Orpheum Theatre and a mouse in “Cinderella” at the Herberger Theater, for the Innerdancer Performing Arts company, which teaches about 25 youngsters with and without disabilities.
“When I first came to dance, I didn’t know much about pliés, chassés and other things,” Gannon said as she put on her Russian dance skirt to... read more